Alright, now on to the business of the day: today’s question is from Melissa and she has a problem. She loves this duvet from Pottery Barn, but her husband does not [he feels that it is too feminine]. Melissa asked if I have any suggestions on how to persuade him that this duvet would look great in their room.
Well Melissa, I really don’t [I know, big help, right?!]. Truthfully, it is a bit “girlie,” but it is very, very pretty and certainly not over-the-top. I would recommend finding the middle ground [which means compromise]. One possible option would be to use a coordinating solid-color duvet and then incorporate this fabric into your pillows and/or sheets. Or, you can use the fabric as a detail somewhere in the room. Purchase a single flat sheet and use it for a project [wrap a canvas to make it artwork, cover a lampshade with it, frame 4 different areas of it and create a gallery wall, wrap a bulletin board, add it to curtains as a boarder, etc.]. Another compromise idea is to use the duvet, but then hang a sports poster or something else manly above the bed to balance things out [yeaaaa- totally kidding, don't do that].
One last idea... just buy it but don't open the package [ throw it in your closet with the receipt and wait]. What are you waiting for? You are are waiting for Pottery Barn to release its next catalog... whenever I buy something from them I end-up liking next season's stuff better anyway! Then, you can return your purchase and [hopefully] he'll like next season's duvet better too!!